Top Ten Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s
Disco balls, platform shoes, and bell bottom jeans were all the rage in the 1970s. It was also a time where some of the most memorable one-hit wonders played on the radio. Here are some of my picks that I chose as the best.
Top 10 Best One Hit Wonders of the 1950s and 1960s
With enough hard work, talent and determination, any musician can create one great song. Sometimes one hit single is all you need to make an impression that will last a lifetime. That is what these one hit wonders of the 1950s and 1960s did. Here are ten of the best from those decades.
What's Right and Wrong With 'the Greatest Showman' (Film Review)
The songwriters behind the award winning La La Land helped create a new musical that brought the "true story" of P.T. Barnum to the big screen. The Greatest Showman chronicles the rise of his circus acts and his desire to be to be famous. It also just slightly presents the struggles the performers go through because they are different. So, how well were those stories told? Was this movie the greatest show on earth? Let's take a look.
Hey 'Parks and Rec,' What Ever Happened to Mark Brendanawicz?
For those who don't know (or sadly forgot), Mark was a city planner in Pawnee and one of the main characters in the hit comedy Parks and Recreation. After season two, Mark left town to take another job, earning him the nickname Mark "Brendana-quits." Since his departure, the character was not seen or heard from again. The other characters on the show don't mention him, even in the series finale. It's like he was erased from existence. Why is that? Could such a major mistake have been rectified?
'A Trip to the Moon' Review: Why Director George Melies is a Genius
I am a sucker for old silent movies. It is like taking a time machine to a different era of film making. If one went through all the films by each decade, starting as early as the 1920s, one could witness the history of cinema unfold before their eyes. I can easily find some old black and white films on Netflix, which how I came across a short film called A Trip to the Moon. This gem was released in the year 1902. I didn't even know movies were being made that early in time. In fact, the invention of what we know today as the "moving picture," came around the late 1800s. So upon discovering how old this particular silent film is, I, of course, had to watch it.
Classic Hits Are Turned into Epic Trailer Music
The standard for modern pop music usually involves some electronic beats and auto-tuned vocals. Then we have artists like J2 and Hidden Citizens who turn these pop hits into an epic score worthy of movie soundtracks. Classics such as "Lean on Me" or Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"(which can be heard in the video above) are reproduced into what is called an epic trailer version. These epic versions have gained enough recognition to be used in promos for TV and films. Let us not forget the many views on YouTube!
'Wonder Woman' Campaigns for the Oscars, and She May Have a Chance at Winning!
Everyone can agree that Wonder Woman broke ground this year in cinema. The superhero film dominated the box office and shattered sexist stereotypes with its female-driven hero and director. So, it's no wonder that Warner Bros Studios is campaigning for Wonder Woman to be nominated for some Academy awards. Variety reported that the movie has entered in the Oscar ring for several categories, including Best Picture and Best Director for Patty Jenkins. Comic book movies are usually (and unfairly) over looked at the Oscars, but Wonder Woman may have a chance this time.
Here Is Some Fan Art That Truly Show the Beauty and Strength of Disney Women
If you love Disney, then you gotta love the Disney women (including the princesses). The problem is they are often remembered for their perfect beauty before anything else. There is more to a Disney woman than just her looks. Concept artist and illustrator, Elaine Ho, recognized this and made a series of art depicting the beauty and personalities of these iconic animated women. She even goes on to explain why each of these characters are so special to her.